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La vie en rose: pink hair is here to stay!

17 July 2017
Fashionable Girl with Pink hair in the street
Diana Beraud

Diana Beraud

Hair journalist

With over 10 years in the hair and beauty journalism industry, Diana has written for many top women's magazines. She is on the constant prowl for the latest trends. As a true parisian she adores sleek and elegant hairstyles.

In a matter of months, pink hair became a must-have in salons. Having first seduced the stars, the trend rapidly filtered down onto the street and social media. Proof comes in the form of its presence on Instagram alone, with more than 3 600 00 posts using the #pinkhair hashtag. La vie en rose indeed!

More than just a fad, pink hair is establishing its place in salons

Why is the pink wave only getting stronger? Unlike for our previous generation (when dye was generally only approached when gray hairs began to rear their heads), hair color no longer represents a necessity, but a desire. Able to highlight, define, soften or brighten an appearance, hair color is thought of as a tool to showcase a woman’s best features, just like makeup: #coloristhenewmakeup! 

Undoubtedly, pink hair is being embraced by trendsetters across the world in order to update their looks, or to set themselves apart from the rest; however, this rosy trend is far from exclusively reserved for millennials. The 40+ age bracket is requesting this shade more and more, mostly in the form of a dip-dye or a softer, pastel shade

50 shades of pink

Thanks to its diverse range of shades, pink hair has the ability to seduce many seeking the perfect color: pastel, rose gold, fuchsia and cherry, varying from light to dark and intense to soft, there’s a shade out there to satisfy a variety of tastes. All you have to do is ask your hairdresser which one is right for you.

Pink hair can also soften features, all the while beautifying all hair types and lengths. As a tie-dye on long hair or an all-over on a wavy bob, pink is establishing itself more than ever as a feminine color!

Diana Beraud Hair journalist

For pink, seek the advice of an expert

Brands never stop developing new coloring products to satisfy the growing pink desires of clients. However, experts unanimously agree that it’s always best to do it in the safety of a salon, as your hair stylist can identify your hair’s needs, as well as what would suit you best. “When you do it yourself, the results can often be deceiving. It is therefore important to be patient. But nothing rivals the experience of an expert!” confirms Delphine Courteille, L'Oréal Professionnel ambassador.


It is also important to note that in the same way as a makeup artist, a colorist has many professional techniques, cutting-edge formulas and a range of shades at his disposal in order to acutely satisfy every one of your needs. Be sure to also look out for the #COLORFULHAIR range in salons, a playful, temporary hair dye range by l'Oréal Professionnel. However, note that depending on the shade you opt for, the color will disappear between 3-15 washes.

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